5 Tips for Project Life

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


So here we are, a little over halfway through the year and (hopefully!) about halfway through with Project Life 2013. Have you been able to keep up?


I'm going to share some more tips for Project Life. Be sure to check out my tips and tricks from earlier this year. Maybe something will inspire you and encourage you to catch up (or at least keep going!) I spend about 1 to 1.5 hours each week doing PL, and prefer to spend the rest of my time making memories to document!

1. I like an eclectic (not perfectly matching) look with a color scheme that pulls it all together. Each week, I take my color cues from my premade weekly title cards. I try to aim for 3 colors per week. If my card doesn't have 3 colors, I just pick 1 or 2 colors and make that my color scheme. This helps me pick embellishments, journaling cards, and filler cards. It helps me make each week look pulled together, without perfectly matching.


3. Whenever I get a new embellishment or sticker pack, I keep it on my desk in this cute little ceramic berry bowl. It reminds me to use new items and keeps my pages fresh.



2. My process has changed slightly, but is helping me get things done in a timely manner. I mostly print 3x4 pictures, and usually just print them instead of using my post-it note method. I use different pocket pages each week. I slip in my weekly title card, preferably on the left side. Then, I lay the pictures out on the back of last week's pocket page and on the back inside cover of the album. I just move them around until I feel like the two-page spread is balanced. Next I add in journaling cards where they're needed. Then I add in quote/filler cards in any empty spots. Sometimes I embellish cards with sequins or enamel dots or something. I also like to add a simple sticker to a patterned card to make a filler card without words. Then I go get a pocket page that will work for the right page. I round all my corners, add journaling, add other embellishments, then slip them into my pocket pages. Done!

4. I still use the Momento app and a notebook to keep up with what happens each week. I've started using a binder clip to keep up with tickets, receipts, and other 'stuff' that I want to add to that week.


5. If I download free printable cards, I go ahead and print them and add them to my CTMH organizer box. If I don't, the cards never get used!


If you have a tip to share, I'd love to hear it! Add it to the comments!

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15 comments :

  1. Not keeping up well at all, looking forward to catching up a bit. Really good tips and the last one I agree totally on that last one cause I haven't printed any of my freebie and need to make a point to do that.

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    1. Printing is definitely the way to go!

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  2. Thank you for these tips. I'm about to embark on my very first PL page. :)

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    1. Go for Lisa it's tons of fun!

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    2. I can't wait to are what you come up with. I know it will be great :)

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  3. Thanks for the tips, I need to get my printer hooked up so I can print off a bunch of items as well! Penny

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    1. Penny you can also put your files on a USB drive and take it to office Max. They can print for you!

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  4. Thanks for the tips. I haven't ventured into PL just yet but it's so nice to see what everyone else is doing.

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    1. You should try it! It's so much fun.

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  5. Love the tips! Keeping it real! I am eclectic too and if I had to use sticky notes and get super organized, I would probably never get anything done. Love your tips!!!!!

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    1. Thanks girl! I love the cards you have designed... I downloaded a couple from your etsy shop!

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  6. I just finished up week 28! This is my second year with project life and I love it! I keep it pretty simple, picture +words :)

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    1. You're ahead of me - I've organized things for Week 28 and 29, but haven't made them yet. I've got my pictures printed though!

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    1. You're so welcome! Glad they helped you :)

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